Susan Mains Gallery travels to Switzerland

RHY ART FAIR is a young international contemporary art fair, developing the artist-to-public relationship during the great art week in Basel. RHY ART presents from 16 to 19 June 2016 works of newcomers and established artists: paintings, sculptures, art photography, digital art, and much more in the Rhypark Hall Basel. In June 2016, Rhypark Basel…

Review of Asher Mains Society: Cocoa

By Deborah Root The three figures standing tall in Keepers of the Earth greet us as they invite us into their world. Substantial and strong, delighted with the produce they offer, they become iconic images of cocoa production in Grenada. The large size of the canvas (96” x 88”) ennobles these cocoa workers, transforming individuals…

A little run-a-way to Barbados

Contemporary Caribbean Art — an unexpected rise. Grenadian artists Susan Mains and her son Asher Mains and a few artist friends took a trip to Italy in 2013 to see the Venice Biennale. It was a look see. Could Grenada possibly participate in this world famous art event. It was a dream—a day dream. Fast…

Benoit Builds with Bricks of Identity

Oliver Benoit’s “Anima Externalised” Approaching Oliver Benoit’s solo show titled, “Anima Externalised”, viewers will see familiar elements of Benoit’s paintings but Grenada’s foremost abstractionist offers new and provoking material based on Grenada’s collective identity and heritage. “Anima” is a psychology term coined by Carl Jung that is an archetype of collective unconsciousness. The paintings, depicting…

Free 3-day portrait workshop

Asher Mains will be doing a free portrait workshop at Spiceland Mall as he finishes the 8th portrait in his cocoa farmer series. Come and work with other artists/hobbyists/students and others as he shows you his process from start to finish and helps you do your own portraits in oil or acrylic. Donations are welcome but otherwise just…

Sea Lungs

Originally posted on Asher Mains:
Context As someone who has grown up in the island environment, particularly Grenada, it is apparent how crucial our connection to the sea is. Whether the sea is feeding us or attracting visitors, we are in constant dialogue with and our health and well-being is in constant relation to the…

Diaphanous

Originally posted on Asher Mains: Process:
Here are a few images of my recent new work. I have been trying to think of a succinct name for these pieces. I think of them as my “transparent” work, although they are not really transparent. I think of them as my “Sea Fan” series even though not…